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Investing In Better Appliances

Prevent A Premature Stove Breakdown With These Cooking Tips

by Julia Wood

When your kitchen stove starts to act up, it's time to call your local appliance repair contractor to assess the reason for the issue. Whether you need a new burner or there's something a little more serious at play, this appliance expert will get to the bottom of the problem and get your stove running reliably once again. Whether you've just had your stove repaired or you're hoping to avoid a repair call as long as possible, there are certain ways to approach your cooking in a manner that will prolong the life of the stove. Here are some tips to follow.

Steam Veggies Instead Of Boil Them

It's worthwhile to invest in a double boiler if you cook a lot of vegetables on the stove. Instead of boiling your veggies in the water, placing them in the top portion of the double boiler and steaming them will reduce unnecessary wear and tear on the stove. This is because you only need a fraction of the water that you'd otherwise use when cooking vegetables. A small amount of water boils quickly, which means you won't be running your stove as long as you would to boil a full pot of water. Over time, this can result in much less use of the stove – and, theoretically, less risk of a premature breakdown.

Use The Kettle To Heat Water

When you do need to boil water – either for steaming or cooking – it can be a smart idea to heat the water in your kettle and then add it to your pot. This is a smart move for a couple of reasons. First, it will result in less running of your stove, which can extend the life of its elements and other parts. Additionally, because the stove draws more power to run than the kettle, you can also experience a slight reduction in your electric bill from repeated use of this method.

Turn Burners Off Toward The End Of The Cook

Don't make the mistake of leaving your burner on right until you remove the pot or pan from the stove. In many cases, it can be effective to shut the burner completely off once the item in the pot or pan is up to temperature – after all, the burner will stay hot for several minutes and continue to warm whatever you're cooking. If you're frying an egg, for example, consider turning off the burner when you flip the egg; the pan will be adequately hot enough to fully cook the other side of the egg.

For more tips, talk with an appliance repair technician like Ray's Appliances.